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Kobe Bryant Says He Played Just Two Organized Basketball Games a Month Growing Up

Editor's note: Following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, STACK remembers his legacy as an athlete whose incredible drive and work ethic inspired mill...

LeBron Rails Against 'Out of Control' AAU Culture

LeBron James isn't a fan of modern Amateur Athletic Union basketball. The four-time NBA MVP, who's gotten the chance to witness current AAU culture...

Did Early Specialization Break Zion Williamson?

Zion Williamson—the most-hyped rookie since LeBron James—is starting his NBA career on the sideline. The 19-year-old forward selected No. 1 ove...

The Rise of AAU Basketball: Good or Bad for Young Players?

There was once a time when kids in third or fourth grade spent most of their time on the playground, chasing each other on slides or monkey bars and p...

LeBron's Epic Motivational Speech to His Son's AAU Team: 'If You Don't Want to Play a Role, Play Tennis or Golf'

LeBron James isn't your average sports parent. While we would dissuade most parents from jumping into their son's pre-game huddle and delivering a ...

How to Be an Effective Basketball Scorer Without Shooting 3-Pointers

As basketball has progressed, the 3-point line has become the predominant factor in dictating the direction the game is now headed. Just take a look a...

Why Otto Porter Jr. Didn't Play AAU Basketball (And Believes He's Better Because of It)

Otto Porter Jr. didn't play AAU basketball. That makes the 24-year-old Washington Wizards forward something of an anomaly in today's NBA. Almost al...

Basketball Court Dimensions and Hoop Height: A Quick Guide

How Big is a Basketball Court? An NBA basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. In meters, it's 28.65 m long and 15.24 m wide. The WNB...

Watch LeBron James Jr. Throw Crazy Dishes and Drain Deep 3's in His Latest Highlight Tape

The size. The explosiveness. The vision. The demoralizing blocks. Though he's only 12 years old, LeBron James Jr. (a.k.a. "Bronnie") is ...

What is AAU Basketball?

What is AAU Basketball? Amateur Athletic Union basketball, better known as AAU basketball, is an amateur and youth sports organization. AAU hoops is...

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